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in some of the city's most notorious streets. this is where accidents happened inve the past. if you're caught by one of devices, a $50 ticket will be mailed to you. long island parents bracing for a possible school bus drivers strike. a meeting today. a strike wouldugffect schools in nassa and suffolk counties. 1200 workers with baumann and sons bus company want better work conditions and higher wages. most earn an average of $13 an hour. union leaders say that's just not enough. >>nd a person driving a school bus and delivering the most precious cargo there is should not have to worry abo t how to feed their own children. >> the drivers work with all types of students and specialize in working with special needs children. they voted to walk off the job as early as tomorrow. it's 4:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. it's a tough go, chris, for the kids going back to school today and the parents and the teachers.
the temperatures in the 90s. the building is already warm and another warm day, unfortunately. we'll cool things down by the end of the week. not today. public schools in new york, going to be a tough one. 73 howell, 74 jackson. you get the idea. in the city, we're the warm spot at 78. pretty typical. to the north again this morning, seeing warm temperatures. newburgh at 70 degrees. going into the second week of september, very warm. still steamy out there. 7819. mostly clear skies. temperatures back to the upper 80s by noon. more clouds building in. we'll get to 90 this afternoon. a spot shower or thunderstorm. especially north and west. let's see if they're watching for any trouble spots, lauren. >> things are getting good out there for mass transit. there is a bunch of overnight track work. the 4, 6, 7, s, f, g and l lines are affected. you can expect delays and service changes. everything is looking good for your major commuter lines. we have the timetables that went
into effect for lirr commuters. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic on the 4s. lauren, it's 4:35. the hot, dry weather is forcing water restrictions. it's happened in mahwah in bergen county. it's so bad that people are facing fines if they don't follow the rules. tracie strahan is there with what you need to know. tracie, it's coming but now it's the reality of restrictions. >> reporter: and they know, michael, here in mahwah that it means some grass may be browner and cars dirtier. the police department was in charge of putting out this latest advisory. it's called a level 2 advisory. it means a schedule for water use and possibly even fines. they know that the extreme heat and dry weather we've been having has been a good factor in this. the ongoing dry weather certainly not doing anyone any fahavors. now, to avoid possible drought
conditions, mahwah officials are allowing even numbered homes to water their lawns on monday, wednesday and friday. odd number homes, tuesday, thursday and saturday and absolutely no one on sunday. if residents don't comply, and adhere to the restrictions, things could become even more stthrict. >> level 2 restrictions are based on watering between the hours of 6:00 a.m. in the morning and 9:00 a.m. you have to cut back on automated sprinkler systems. >> even with the grass, i can see brown patches. we need to save some water, yeah. >> we need some rain. >> definitely need rain. >> reporter: you heard it there. limited rain and extreme temperatures led to high demand on mahwah's water systems. it's diminished their reserves. they go into effect thursday at 6:00 a.m. violators could be subject to
undisclosed fines, even a court appearance. it could be even more severe. they're not the only ones in new jersey experiencing this type of possible drought. more on that coming up. >> not just one community. trace, thanks so much. the board of health may draw a historic line between a shake and a pinch. it may approve a salt warning. if a chain restaurant has more than a teaspoon worth of sodium, a warning must be posted. lots of salt leads to high blood pressure and other health problems. the city is setting an arbitrary limit. police are releasing new video of two men wanted for a violent robbery in a lower east side deli. the men got into an argument with a 38-year-old victim at the one-stop deli on madison street. one much them slashed the victim's neck and face with a box cutter. the other attacked him outside the deli and allegedly stole his backpack and ran off.
in the bronx, police say this video shows one of the men they're looking for in a jewelry store robbery in fordham. the men used a ladder to get to the roof of the store. the men cut a hole in the roof to get inside and took off with $40,000 in cash and jewelry. investigators are trying to figure out what caused an engine to catch fire on a plane filled with passengers in las vegas. british air yeas flight 2276 just about to take off when the fire broke out. passengers were startled to see flames and smoke through the plane's windows. within minutes, the plane's emergency slides were deployed. >> as soon as the crew heard passengers saying there was a fire, there was no hesitation from them whatsoever. the exit doors were open, they were literally -- it was like clockwork for them, to be honest. >> all 157 passengers and 13 yu members were able to get off the plane. 14 people are treated for minor injuries. there's a turner at the top
of united airlines. it, may be related to a local federal investigation. united's ceo stepping down. it happened as prosecutors looking into united's dealing with david sampson. he was once chairman of the port authority. he pressed united to fly a special route from newark to south carolina where sampson had a summer home. in today's money report, fans of all things apple are waiting for today's unveiling of new iproducts. don't expect major announcements. but ceo, tim cook, is likely to say the ipad will get bigger. it will rival a laptop in size and the voice of siri may enhance apple viewing. we're expecting like an iphone 7 or 6 plus plus. >> like anything with -- >> i think that would be great. >> siri is like i do not recognize that. 4:40 right now.
still ahead, the sister showdown at the u.s. open and what they're saying, the williams sisters after an emotional match. hillary clinton sits down with ellen and reveals what she will call her husband if she's elected president. chris, will tell you when we can expect some relief of the summer in september. wrook weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. follow us on twitter. you're watching "today in new york."
>> wildfire in new jersey is 100% contained. good news there. wee told you about this yesterday morning on "today in new york." that fire burned about 1,000 acres in burlington and ocean counties. cause still under investigation. a recall to tell you about. ikea recalling crib mattresses because of a fire hazard. customers can return them to ikea for a full refund. if you think you bought one, head to cpsc for the recall information. federal money rewarded to help repair damage from sandy. in the path system. the money will help protect against future storms. >> 4:43. >> i'm going to say it's one of those things, protecting the big stations where we saw all that damage from sandy. >> damage we weren't expecting. it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, good morning. we need a little bit of rain. not on that level. but something. >> periodic rain. we don't want a deluge.
we may get heavy drenching rains tomorrow in parts of the area. i'll show you that in a ekd is. yesterday, 97 degrees in central park. that's mid, early july. we'll be here 90 in parts of the area today. eventually, the temperatures will come down. weather headlines, we're looking at the heat wave ending day. this will be day three but should be the last one. soakers tomorrow and saturday is the better half of the upcoming weekend. showers return by sunday. hot and humid one more time. normal high is 78. we make it to at least 90 today. some spots could do better than that. the southerly breeze may keep the city from getting into the mid-90s like yesterday. 77 in astoria. 74 larchmont. it's warm, it's muggy again to start this morning. notice in the north and west, we're seeing the 60s much like yesterday morning. that's about it. everybody else stuck in the warmth this morning. meantime, generally a clear sky covering the northeast. watching some showers trying to drift up from the south.
but the bigger player is this. this line of clouds, showers and thunderstorms. that's the cold front that will eventually bring a change in our weather. it's not actually on a fast track. eventually, it will get here tomorrow, especially tomorrow afternoon and evening. future tracker shows that. we've got more clouds in the mix today with our sunshine. we may see isolated showers and storms to the west and southwest into the early evening. can't rule out a shower in spots. most of the day rain-free. couple of hit or miss showers overnight. watch that line form. by 5:00, 6:00, a couple of nasty lines of heavy storms that rumble on through. these have to push through tomorrow night. should be out of here by tomorrow morning. in most cases, a leftover shower, especially east of the city. we'll get into that drier weather and comfortable weather by the time we get to friday afternoon and friday night. setting the stage for a good start to the weekend. south facing shorelines, more 80s showing up. a direct southerly breeze as opposed to a southwest wind.
low 90s central new jersey and up to the hudson valley. couple of scattered showers overnight. about 73 will do it in the city. north and west of town, some 60s showing up. now, tomorrow with the showers and thunderstorms, 80s. 78 friday. early showers. that could break the string of 80-degree days. we get into the sun a little kbiker. 80 on saturday and a few more showers on sunday. should be quiet and dry monday and tuesday with sunshine. let's see if it's quiet for the commute so far. lauren has the latest. >> thank you, chris. we have an issue on the a-train. we have a lot of overnight track work still out there. so that's something else to keep in mind. if you're getting on the buses, you do have a detour on the b 63. everything else is planned. the jackie robinson parkway, westbound. all lanes shut down from the kew gardens interchange to metropolitan avenue. a live look at the george washington bridge. things are moving along nicely in both directions out there on the upper level.
the lincoln tunnel in good shape as well as the holland tunnel. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. thank you very much. the kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, she's out of jail this morning. she was greeted like a rock star. you hear that music. that is survivor's eye of the tiger as she was released. band members from survivor took to facebook posting they never gave her the right to use that song. she was freed because deputy clerks have agreed to abide by the law. she has six deputy clerks in her office. the issue, they will issue licenses to all couples regardless of whether they're same sex couples. >> i just want to give god the glory. his people have rallied and you are a strong people.
>> republican presidential candidate, mike huckabee and ted cruz were both at the jail and supported davis. she's refusing, though, to resign her office. she can't be fired because she was elected to that post. she plans to return to work this week. happening today, the university interscholastic league will hear report on alleged rule violations at san antonio's jon jay high school. we showed you this. two high school football players tackled a referee during a game last week. they claimed the ref made racial slurs at the players. the players are suspended and assistant coach on paid leave. they're facing a discipline ir a hearing. the only survivor that left a tv crew murdered is back from the hospital. vicky gardner's family says she faces a long recovery. she was being interviewed on live television near roanoke. the reporter and cameraman at the scene were gunned down by a former co-worker. it is 4:49 now.
hillary clinton apologizing for using that private e-mail server while secretary of state. during an interview on abc news, she called it, "a mistake" and then said she was sorry and taking responsibility for it. she posted a similar message online. while she's trying to move off that issue, she maintained her view that she did not send or receive information nas classified at the time she got it on that account. meanwhile, clinton made a stop by rockefeller plaza for a taping of the ellen degeneres show. she repeated her apology. she said she was the most qualified person for the job. clinton quizzed by a surprise guest. 5-year-old presidential expert macy hensley. she asked clinton what the term for bill clinton would be if she became president and clinton replied, first mate. that episode will air tomorrow on nbc 4.
tune in to ellen everylefternoon at 4:00. at the u.s. open, center court was a family affair with serena williams taking on her big sister venus. >> after splitting the first two sets, serena won the third to take the match. she's two wins away from completing the first calendar year grand slam since steffi graf did it in 1988. >> obviously, we are very, very tough competitors on the court. but once the match is over, the second it's done, we're sisters, we're roommates and we're all that. >> when you get determined to win the match, you want to win the tournament. that was my focus when we get out there to be our best. >> by the way, serena leads venus 16-11 in matches against each other. i feel kind of bad. i know that -- >> someone had to lose.
>> even as a mom, i want them both to win. >> why can't they both win? >> they're competing at the highest levels. they'll be fine. 4:51. still to come, it was bound to happen. an historic visit spawning a side industry. what's happening to some of those precious tickets to pope francis. >> a major change in name of security. it may be tougher to find a hot dog. you're watching "today in new york."
4:54 on this wednesday. the nation's surgeon general wants americans to get on their feet. he's calling for a national campaign focusing on walking for health. he said the push is needed to combat chronic disease and obesity. they will profit with schools and private groups to promote walking programs. we all know it's the best thing, right? >> got to keep moving. 4:54 now. you want to be careful and healthy and stuff like that. it's 93 degrees. >> yesterday i took a walk. it was about a 15-block walk and the shirt came off and disgusting disgusting. wasn't my normal pace. one more steamy one like that. look at the records from yesterday. central park 97. 98 at newark. laguardia 95. bridgeport 94. islip 91. all record-setters. you get this deep into september to have numbers like that, it's incredible. they'll be in the books for a while i would guess.
today 90. real i will cooling off. on the muggy side. north and west especially. tonight a few passing showers possible, maybe a thunderstorm late and april low temperature of 73. tomorrow's the transition day. we start to cool down and get more comfortable by the end of the week. it does get better. >> chris, thank you. lauren, good morning. >> a pretty good morning for the commute so far. the roads look good. the new jersey turnpike out by newark liberty airport, things are moving fine. heading over to the brooklyn bridge, we have roadwork out there. the manhattan-bound side of the span is shut down until 6:00 a.m. delays not bad on the bqe just yet. you're in for a decent ride here. we've got a lot of to celebrate a nice person in britain. royal celebration to mark an historic milestone. queen elizabeth becomes the nation's longest reigning monarch. this is the new official photo to mark the occasion. it was taken by mary mccartney,
wall mccartney's oldest daughter. she's 89 years old. it passes that now of her great grandmother, the woman who ran the british empire. queen victoria, the vicster as we knew her. >> not. congratulations. it's 4:56. revamped late show debuted with funny man stephen colbert as the host. >> thank you for all joining me for my first episode of the late show with, starring stephen colbert. i am he. you're all witnessing television history. >> colbert immediately paid tribute to david letterman and showed off his new set in the remodeled ed sullivan theater. nbc's own jimmy fallon made a small appearance and wished colbert well. george clooney was his first guest. >> that's nice to have that sort of congeniality between them.
>> professional courtesy. free tickets to see pope francis will be available online today but no doubt they'll go quickly. >> in philadelphia 10,000 free tickets to see his address at npd hall were snapped up within two minutes of going online. some of the tickets began popping up on e-bay and craigslist for as much as $1,000. >> to sell tickets for over $100 to see the pope seems a little bit bad to me. maybe it's not a mortal sin, maybe just a -- >> sounds like the makings of a biblical story. the 10,000 tickets were available on a first come first serve basis. each person could register up to four passes. we've created a special section on our website with everything to know about the pope's upcoming visit. head to nbcnewyork.com. the nypd may soon take hot dog vendors from the world trade center site. it's between liberty and advice
i street, between west street and broadway. that area there. police sources say the nypd wants to expand the no zone, no vendor zone to the site of the 9/11 memorial from barkley street to cedar street. it's after lawmakers raised concerns that the food carts themselves could be used to hide explosives explosives. >> all the workers here. it's good to be in the state, stay in one place. >> a new state law is needed to expand that no vendor zone and so far no one proposed that legislation. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. >> download the news 4 mobile app on your device. the next hour starts right now. this morning, students in new york city are up early, heading back to school but on a hot september day. plus, a situation of serious. where people are told to shut off sprinklers or face fines. >> it's apple's big reveal.
what to expect at their event today. "today in new york" starts right now. >> good morning everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday, september 9th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. hey, chris. >> another steamy one. temperatures upper 70s. 77 in astoria. expect another uncomfortable day. slow down your pace before we see a change coming your way by tomorrow. across northern new jersey, a lot of mid-60s. mid-70s across long island. skies right now are generally clear. we'll mix in more clouds into the picture today. steamy at noontime. cooler at the coast. watch for a spot thunderstorm late afternoon, early evening. almost 5:00 a.m. let's find out about the commute. >> good morning everyone. the roads are pretty quiet. we like that. there is plenty of roadwork out there. the queens midtown tunnel this
morning, one tube is shut down. the south tube is closed and the north tube taking on two-way traffic. right now they're moving along nicely but that will likely change as the commute goes on. i'll let you know. we have delays on uptown a trains due to track maintenance. major commuter lines look good. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. it is the first day of school in new york city, students are going back, but going back as the temperatures are climbing. lori bordonaro is on staten island. lori, always tough to get the kids back to school. you know that as a mom. even tougher in temperatures like this. >> yeah, michael. the first assignment here, staying cool. it's already hot out here. school doesn't start for a few hours. when it does, mayor de blasio and chancellor will be here to greet students. the city has no plans to dismiss early today, even though roughly one-third of all city schools have no air conditioning. many schools in connecticut let out early yesterday because of the record heat. we visited students in new
jersey, some trying to stay hydrated and keep cool and here's what one parent told us. >> as their daddy, oh, my god, it's so hot in my class and they have one fan. you don't even feel it. >> reporter: unfortunately, it may be another day before things cool down a little bit. some schools, including stamford in connecticut, have opted to close early once again today. back to you. >> lori, thank you very much. meanwhile, 140 speed cameras school zones just in time for the new school year starting today. the fixed and mobile cameras are near the notorious streets, places where accidents happened in the past. they get mailed a $50. the dry weather forcing drastic action. water restrictions that could leave lawns brown. in mahwah county, it's gotten so bad they could face fines if necessity don't follow the rules. tracie strahan is there with
what you need to know. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. the advisory warning residents about this can be summed up in this equation. hot weather plus little rainfall equals a taxed water system here in mahwah. they're imposing a mandatory restriction that goes into effect tomorrow. if you go around town, you can see the sprinklers on all over the place at any time of the day. they're trying to put the kibosh on that. officials are worried about water reserves and the high number of people watering lawns and gardens and washing cars could lead to a possible drought. mahwah officials will allow even numbered homes to water lawns only on monday, wednesday and friday. odd number homes on tuesday, thursday and saturday. nobody can do it on sundays and violators could face fines according to the town's mayor.